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Harvard Academics Reveal Blueprint For Avoiding Stock Crashes

8th Mar, 2017

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Harvard Academics Reveal Blueprint For Avoiding Stock Crashes

From: fa-mag.com

Good news for everyone waiting for a bubble to burst. Predicting sectorwide crashes in the equity market isn’t impossible.

That’s the conclusion of Harvard University researchers who studied boom-and-bust cycles in publicly traded U.S. industries since 1926. In a new paper, Robin Greenwood, Andrei Shleifer and Yang You found that while not every violent advance in shares ends in horror, those that do…

What the Academy’s Best Picture Voting Tells About Investing

8th Mar, 2017

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What the Academy’s Best Picture Voting Tells About Investing

From: news.morningstar.com

Opportunities exist to be exploited, but they don’t remain constant.

Not-So-Total Recall

Initially, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored films that had been released over portions of the previous two years. That decision weakened the awards’ rhetorical power. For example, the Best Picture winner of the dinner held in March 1934, which was hosted by Will Rogers, could neither be…

6 Financial Concepts Taught by American Presidents

21st Feb, 2017

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6 Financial Concepts Taught by American Presidents

From: theentrustgroup.com

You don’t have to read far into The Art of the Deal to learn what drives President Donald Trump’s approach to finances and business. Its first line: “I don’t do it for the money. I’ve got enough, much more than I’ll ever need. I do it to do it. Deals are my art form.” Historically, presidents (and one founding father) have taken different…

Generation Gap

19th Jan, 2017

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Generation Gap

From: timesherald.com

Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you.

With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles.

The analysis being released Friday gives concrete details about a troubling generational divide that helps to explain much of the…

When You’re The ‘One’

12th Jan, 2017

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When You’re The ‘One’

Article by REAP, LLC.

The one incident that could change your entire future

Whenever you read or talk about important topics like long-term care, health costs or retirement, you have to wade through facts, statistics and other numbers. The average cost of medical care today, the likelihood that you’ll be diagnosed with certain types of diseases, how much money you’ll need to amass in retirement to live and pay for…

REAP Client Appreciation 2016

29th Dec, 2016

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Our REAP Families 2016 Client Appreciation Dinner was a smashing success!!! We would like to thank all of our clients for a wonderful year, and we wish you all a very special 2017 to come.

What Genuinely Confident People Do Differently

25th Dec, 2016

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What Genuinely Confident People Do Differently

From: linkedin.com

True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly confident people always have the upper hand over the doubtful and the skittish because they inspire others and they make things happen.

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Ford’s notion that your mentality has a…

Medicare Vs. Medicaid – The Definitive Guide

25th Dec, 2016

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Medicare Vs. Medicaid – The Definitive Guide

From: quotewizard.com

Do you get Medicare and Medicaid confused? You’re not alone. Read our definitive guide to Medicare vs. Medicaid to find out the differences between the two, who’s eligible, and what each covers.

Every year, millions of Americans receive medical assistance through a pair of government funded programs: Medicare and Medicaid. Although they are often confused, they were created to help two separate groups in…

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Becomes Law

21st Dec, 2016

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Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Becomes Law

From: wealthmanagement.com

Individuals with disabilities can create their own self-settled trusts

On Dec. 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R.34 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)). Section 5007 of the Act, titled “Fairness in Medicaid Supplemental Needs Trusts” incorporates language from the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015 by adding two words (“the individual”) to an existing statute. With the stroke of a…

Do You Even Know How Bonds Work? Now’s the Time to Brush Up

13th Dec, 2016

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Do You Even Know How Bonds Work? Now’s the Time to Brush Up

From: time.com

Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Bonds have been in the news a lot lately: Yields on 10-year Treasury bonds have risen amid concerns that tax cuts and infrastructure spending in a Trump administration could spur inflation. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen recently told Congress that the Fed could begin moving to boost interest rates “relatively soon.”…